Kanstantsin Remez's recent project was an instant hit. Thanks to the pure and serene aesthetic the designer is known for, we find a paragon of modesty and elegance in his portfolio.
Sober but warm in character, this is the perfect retreat after a long working day. Like all Kanstantsin Remez's projects, this apartment is also an expression of pure harmony and simplicity. His ascetic minimalism is the result of his own experiments and close collaboration with clients. This is how he always arrives at peaceful environments that reflect beauty, silence and simplicity. He strives to combine the aesthetics of wabi sabi with an Eastern perspective to achieve a unique spatial aesthetic. More so, he opts for primitive and natural materials to create poetic contemporary spaces.
An application of his well-known, minimalist aesthetic to achieve coherence and harmony
The New York apartment immediately made our hearts beat faster. This monochrome home exudes warmth and has a sober décor and aesthetic that allows some beautiful pieces of furniture and decoration to shine. This small apartment is located in a historic building in the heart of Manhattan. The architect’s intention was mainly to demonstrate the different possibilities of a smaller apartment. When designing this relatively small apartment, the shapes had to fit within the existing volumes of the building and the textures had to evoke a "quiet retreat". The designer's ambition was to create as peaceful and quiet a home as possible in the middle of such a bustling and hectic city as New York. As a result, he deleted everything that felt excessive and out of place and tried to balance the abundance of shapes and volumes. This resulted in an open-plan living room combined with a dining room. The kitchen corner also remained where it originally was, although he changed the kitchen itself, adjusting the proportions and materials and extending the kitchen slightly into the dining room.
Each space is as modest in design, as monochrome as possible. Simplicity is at the heart of everything here. In our opinion, this is the result of many years of experimentation, experience and execution. Thus, for him, the flat is a signpost for the future, more so: a direction. This is what designer does so well: creating minimalist and understated interiors that leave a sober but warm impression. The security the spaces exude combined with a well-considered palette of colours and materials result in a unique whole. Images courtesy of Kanstantsin Remez
Text by Elke Aerts